Baby-Friendly Hospitals and Birthing Centers

Mothers who give birth at baby-friendly hospitals and birthing centers are more likely to exclusively breastfeed their babies and accomplish their personal breastfeeding goals. What does the term “baby-friendly” actually mean? What are the 10 steps that need to be completed in order to receive this important distinction? And what type of care can you expect to receive when delivering at one of these facilities?

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